Online dating privacy concerns google
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier today, claiming the company has collected data that reveals 'sensitive information about consumer purchases, health and private lives.'The complaint - which is calling for investigation, injunction, or 'other relief' - calls into question Google's consumer profiling techniques, in which the company has been using billions of credit-card transaction records to link consumers' online shopping behavior to offline purchases in an effort prove its ads are working online and off.The complaint questions Google's consumer profiling techniques, in which the company has been using billions of credit-card transaction records to link consumers' online shopping behavior to offline purchases in an effort prove its ads are working Google's computers are connecting the dots between what people look at after clicking on an online ad and then what they purchase with their credit and debit cards.
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I’m going to tell you something that you already know: dating is a frustrating process of trial and error.
For a lot of people, it’s a seemingly never-ending dance of missed connections, nights you’ll never get back again and wondering just what’s wrong with you and why everybody else seems to have it so much easier. In fact, for many people, online dating is such a trial that they give up early on.
Google executives have called its approach to advertising and the program both 'common' and 'revolutionary' - writing it off as acceptable while also claiming it's doing something different that, for the first time, would be able to prove that online ad clicks lead to purchases in physical stores.
The EPIC notes that this data breached privacy in that it can reveal medical conditions, religious beliefs and other intimate information - but Google says it doesn't have access to names and other personal information and does not share information about individual users with advertisers and that rather, their partners receive 'aggregate information.'What this means is that an advertiser can learn what percentage of people who clicked on an ad made a purchase, but it can't see detailed information.
The first step to overcoming your frustration with online dating is to adjust your mindset and expectations accordingly.